New York Acting Schools

Tisch School of the Arts Drama Department

The undergraduate drama program of New York University combines actor training with theatre studies. Students study their craft 3 days of week in a studio assigned to them based on their skills, experience and interests.

Studios include the Stella Adler Studio of Acting, the Lee Strasberg Institute, the Atlantic Theater Company and Playwrights Horizons.

The program also counts a minimum of 7 courses in theater studies that include dramatic literature, theater history and world drama. Acting students have the possibility of studying abroad.

Performance opportunities: Tisch School of the Arts Drama Department offers over 150 productions each year (students can audition for mainstage productions after one year).

Career preparation: This NYC acting school offers students a chance to intern in New York City’s professional theaters.

Degree: Bachelor of Fine Arts (B.F.A.)

Financial Aid: Scholarships are awarded based on merit and need. Other forms of financial aid including grants and loans are also available.

What you’ll need to apply: Transcripts, an interview and an audition (auditions are held at the acting university in NYC, as well as in San Diego, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago, Atlanta and Houston). International students are welcomed but strongly encouraged to audition in person.

Acceptance rate: About 450 students are accepted out of approximately 2,500 applicants.


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